These efforts, resulting in rising output, growing revenue and the best human resources in the market manifests itself physically around the globe: Since 1973, Vestas has installed more than 35,000 turbines in 63 countries and on 5 continents!
Today, wind energy contributes to app. 1% of the world’s energy consumption. Vestas has a clear vision to alter this picture. By being the best and most trustworthy provider of wind energy in the world, the Vestas vision is one where wind will be perceived as an energy source on a par with oil and gas. Vestas’ vision is not only ambitious. It is also a clear challenge to the incorrect assumption that wind power is in spite of economic concerns and chosen on account of environmental considerations. So, simply put, our vision is an expression of Vestas’ commitment to lead the field in striving to have wind energy perceived on a par with oil and gas.
Wind power doesn’t use up our already scarce drinking water. It just produces energy. For example. A typical 500 MW coal power plant uses enough water, in one single year, to supply a town of 250.000 people for a year  . It is now a known fact that Water, energy and climate change are interconnected. NEXT SLIDE [BACK UP. These are the results DHI found. They are averages, since different kinds of power plants withdraw and consume different amounts (for example a coal power plant based on cooling towers uses more water than a coal power plant based on ‘once-through’ cooling). The result for hydro is based on evaporation from the basins which are created to hold the water, and is calculated from an average for the US. A ”water footprint” is the amount of water consumed to provide a good or service. It can be used to assist in the decision-making process regarding the application of different energy options…. It is based on water consumed for: Production/extraction of raw materials, Refining raw fuels, Producing energy at a power plant. There is a difference between water consumption and water withdrawal : a percentage of water withdrawn can be returned and used elsewhere, where water consumed is not returned to source. Some types of power plants withdraw large amounts of water but consume little. This appears therefore a minor issue, except that the water must be available to be withdrawn – and that is not always the case. Several power plants in Europe were forced to shut down in the drought of Summer 2006, due to lack of water.]  Based on average annual consumption per person in the US. Source: DHI.
Clean Technology = No Fuel Cost A Vestas V90 3.0 MW turbine alone is carbon neutral after only seven months of energy production; during its lifetime it saves the atmosphere from 130,000 tons of CO2. Source: Vestas calculations 2009
Water Consumption Water, energy and climate change are interconnected 178 000 Biomass 68 000 Hydropower 4 000 Oil 2 500 Nuclear 2 000 Coal 1 000 Natural gas 1 Wind power Average water consumed (litres/MWh) Energy power plant type